A Hanwell mother of two has lost 13 stone since joining her local weight loss group in January 2012.
Charlie Adjetey, 46 of Great Down Road Hanwell used to weigh 24.1stone.
However after joining her area's Weight Watchers group, joining Zumba and line dancing classes and walking to work Charlie has lost the equivalent weight of 24 babies.
Mrs Adjetey is also relieved that for the first time in over 20 years she will be able to comfortably fit into her aeroplane seat.
Charlie who has lived in Hanwell for 18 years and has been a midwife at Ealing Hospital for 21 years, said: "I started putting on weight when I left home to become a nurse as suddenly I had my own money and could eat what I wanted. I married and had two boys and just became a bit comfortable and the weight just crept on. Before I knew I was 24 stone and my doctor was telling me that I was facing type 2 diabetes, a heart attack and stroke and I had to be put on blood pressure tablets.
"The Weight Watchers group has been a great help but I think the main reason is the leader Georgie Langley, who I really clicked with. He support and friendship has made such a difference. Also suddenly watching what I was eating and the Zumba and line dancing have made a huge difference too. I now walk the dogs everywhere. poor things don't know what's hit them. And we also got rid of one car. So now I walk to work. I can now talk to my patients about them watching their blood pressure and making an effort to loose weight after they've given birth without feeling like I'm a very bad example. Where as now I'm off my blood pressure tablets and feeling as fit as a fiddle and will be able to fit into my seat on the flight to America in a few weeks!"
Georgie Langley quotes "Charlie is a truly dedicated member who attends the meeting every week. She took her good and bad weeks, totally reflected on them, and persevered to get to where she is now. I am so proud of her achievements - she is an inspirational woman who has now become a dear friend."